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Table 6 Time to reassessment according to patient case categories

From: Factors influencing general practitioners’ decisions about cardiovascular disease risk reassessment: findings from experimental and interview studies

  Patient case category (% of cases)
  A Ai Aii B C D
  High IRa lower ARb (combined) High IR lower AR (BP onlyc) High IR Lower AR (chol. onlyd) High IR High ARe Lower IR High AR Lower IR Lower AR
N = 788 N = 398 N = 390 N = 214 N = 277 N = 206
Time to reassessment       
< 1 month 17 29 4 45 11 1
1 to <3 months 34 47 21 38 34 4
3 to <6 months 24 14 35 15 34 15
6 to <12 months 18 8 28 1 14 31
12 to <24 months 6 1 10 1 7 39
24 or more months 1 1 2 0 0 10
  1. aHigh IR: elevated individual risk factor
  2. blower AR: low or moderate absolute risk (≤15 %)
  3. cBP only: systolic blood pressure ≥147 mmHg
  4. dcholesterol only: total cholesterol/HDL ratio ≥6.5 mmol/L
  5. eHigh AR: >15 %